19 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

19 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

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19 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ipswich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Macleay Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
5
Moreton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 15​min
6
Bribie Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Manchester

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Get some cultural insight at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and West End. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, take a stroll through Queen Street Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), and pause for some photo ops at Anzac Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in January; daily highs in Brisbane reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum

2
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Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): browse for treasures at Ipswich Antique Centre, examine the collection at The Workshops Rail Museum, then admire the striking features of St Marys Catholic Church, and finally learn about all things military at Ipswich RSL Memorial Hall Museum. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Queens Park, stop by Barb's Gift Shop, and then examine the collection at Rosewood Railway Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ipswich route builder site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Ipswich takes an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Ipswich can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in Ipswich

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Barb's Gift Shop
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The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum
Rosewood Railway Museum ©
Rosewood Railway Museum
Ipswich RSL Memorial Hall Museum ©

1
night
Macleay Island

Macleay Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Sirromet Wines, take in the exciting artwork at Macleay Island Art Complex, and then stroll through Dalpura Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Macleay Island trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ipswich to Macleay Island in 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Wineries Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Sirromet Wines
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Sirromet Wines ©
Sirromet Wines
Macleay Island Art Complex ©
Macleay Island Art Complex

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, then take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cylinder Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the North Stradbroke Island online day trip planner .

Drive from Macleay Island to North Stradbroke Island in 4.5 hours. February in North Stradbroke Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake

2
nights
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Cape Moreton Lighthouse and then step off the mainland to explore Moreton Island. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moreton Island trip app .

You can drive from North Stradbroke Island to Moreton Island in 6 hours. In February in Moreton Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Moreton Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island
Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse

4
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Visit Sylvan Beach and Red Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Woorim Beach and BBQ Boat Hire.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bribie Island route planner.

You can drive from Moreton Island to Bribie Island in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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BBQ Boat Hire ©
BBQ Boat Hire
Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Ferryman Cruises ©
Ferryman Cruises

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